May 14, 2018
    The Board of Education of Lawrence Public Schools, USD 497, will meet in the Interactive Technology Center (First Floor) of the Educational Support & Distribution Center, 110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, Kansas, at 6:15 p.m.
    *At 5:15 pm, there will be a budget work session  (prior to the board meeting) with no action to take place. 
    Call to Order - 6:15 pm
    Approval of Agenda
    Executive Sessions-
    1. Negotiations
    2. Personnel Matters
    Special Recognitions
    Free State High School Student Honors
    --Janice Fullerton, Free State High School gifted enrichment resource teacher
    • Sandhya Ravikumar, Kansas Delegate to U.S. Senate Youth Program and National Youth Science Camp
    • Elliott Whisenant, Legislative Advocacy Leading to Changes in Kansas Organ Donation Law


    South Middle School Student Honors                                                                                                      -- Keith Jones, South Middle School principal, and Lori Byers, gifted education facilitator

    • Model United Nations
    • KS History Day 
    • Legislative Advocacy Leading to Passage of the Kansas Regalia Law- Georgia Blackwood 


    Team STEAM Robotics Honors                                                                                                      --Johnny Paradise II, Free State High School information technology educator  


    Fair Housing Poster Contest Winners                                                                                                     -– City of Lawrence Human Relations Commissioners


    Report of President of Board of Education

    Report of Superintendent of Schools
    Patron Commentary
    Board Commentary
    Consent Agenda items are those that are considered routine and are adopted by one motion, unless any Board Member or the Superintendent requests that an item be removed. The item/items removed are voted on separately.
    Motion: "I move the Board of Education adopt the items listed on the Consent Agenda."
    Financial Reports*
              Budget Update
                --Kathy Johnson, executive director, finance
              Middle School Tech Teams
                --Jerri Kemble, assistant superintendent, leading, learning & technology
               Draft Fundraising Policy (New Policy)(Q&A)
                --Kathy Johnson, executive director, finance
                --David Cunningham, executive director, human resources/chief legal counsel

    Future Agenda Items
    Power School Update
    Mental Health
    Communication Planning
    • May 16/17 Senior Finals
    • May 18      PreK Last Day of School
    • May 19      LVS Graduation
    • May 22      Grades 9-11 Finals (AM)/ FSHS Graduation (PM)
    • May 23      K-5 & Middle School-Last Day of School (AM)/ Gades 9-11 Finals (AM)/ LHS Graduation (PM)
    • May 24      Last Teacher Day
    • May 29      Regular Board Meeting, 7 pm
    • June 7       Adult Learning & DCP Graduation, 7 pm, LHS Auditorium